This great show at Soil is open through April 14th.  Click here for more information, or scroll down the left sidebar to view the video without leaving our blog What is soil? Founded in 1995, SOIL is a not-for-profit cooperative space established, supported and operated by local artists. SOIL exists as an alternative venue for artists to exhibit, develop, and advance their work, and is committed to exhibiting and celebrating art of […]

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Ruth Braunstein and Don Reitz were both Inducted as honorary members of our organization today. Honorary members are individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the professional development of the ceramic arts. The program guide includes summaries of all our honorees. The experience of seeing these amazing people accepting their awards and listening to their delightful stories goes far beyond the blurb in the book. Ruth Braunstein was funny […]

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The opening at the Bellevue Arts Museum this evening was packed with people by 6:30pm. Works of art from a variety of media ranging from clay to glass to fibers to paint was displayed across multiple galleries. One of the highlights was the NCECA invitational, Push Play. At the entrance to the second floor, museum guests were greeted by Beth Cavener-Stichter’s large wolf sculpture vomiting a long string of pink […]

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I have heard that firing to cone 6 takes half of the amount of fuel than firing to cone 10.  Does anyone out there have any evidence or research on this?  I know of several schools that have made the switch to cone 6 including the school that I work for.  We are always finding glazes that stand up to their counterparts at  cone 10.  I recently came across this […]

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The conference kicked off today with a fabulous day of exhibitions, visits with vendors and non-profit organizations, gallery shopping right in the convention center, and so much more. Then at the opening ceremonies, we were all treated to fabulous entertainment by “a clown and a recycled woman”, our intrepid Onsite liaisons, Marge Levy and Wally Bivins. Marge talked about the theme, “on the Edge”. It was so named not just […]

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Let’s all have some fun! Click here to learn the dance and lyrics for the opening ceremony on Wednesday March 28th at 7 pm and ring in the opening of the Seattle Conference. Wally and Marge have done a great job putting this together and it would be awesome to have everyone in attendance to be a part of this.

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NCECA’s Green Task Force (GTF) will be holding a silent auction for a Ci Products Cink at the GTF booth #203. The Cink is a portable unit that can be moved to any location you choose in the studio or classroom.  It needs no plumbing… it saves tons of water by reusing 11 gallons of the stuff!! A bucket collects sediment, which can then be recycled into your reclaim clay or glaze buckets creating […]


As the first NCECA/crafthaus scholarship recipient, I will be profiling NCECA’s 2012 Emerging Artists. Our conversations will be published here on the NCECA blog and the crafthaus blog. We will examine notions of success, entrepreneurship, and the role of ceramics in contemporary culture. One artist will be profiled each month for 6 months. If you are attending NCECA don’t miss the Emerging Artist presentations Saturday March 31st 9–9:45 am in […]

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Don’t miss this year’s Gallery Expo!  Opening reception Tuesday night 6:30 pm, right in the Washington Convention Center, 6th floor.  Just down the hall from the simultaneous demonstrations, the Expo offers up 1600 square feet of exceptional finished ware from top galleries across the country.  Additionally,  For the first time NCECA will devote an entire EXPO space to our new Emerging Artists.  The works by these exceptional early career artists […]

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Starring an international cast of 34 artists, “Push Play,” the 2012 NCECA Invitational curated by NCECA Exhibitions Director, Linda Ganstrom and hosted by the Bellevue Arts Museum stimulates thought and provokes conversation

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GTF Guest Blogger positions are now OPEN! Help the GTF open dialogue on issues of sustainability and green practices in ceramics. Volunteers for this position agree to the following: • 1 year term • Post regularly (min. 1 post per month) • Respond to questions from members Stop by the GREEN TASK FORCE booth #203 in the Resource Hall at the 2012 NCECA Conference to apply. Writing sample helpful but […]

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Are you interested in being a part of the behind-the-scenes efforts that go into producing one of the largest annual arts-focused conferences in the world? Do you enjoy meeting and helping fellow artists, creating opportunities and organizing events?  NCECA is seeking candidates for the position of Student Director at Large (SDAL), to be elected and take office at the 2012 Conference in Seattle.  Now is your chance to serve on […]

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